Are you an artist aged 11-18 interested in human rights?

Oxford Against Cutting logo for artists against FGM
1 March 2015
Oxford Against Cutting’s youth team are running a competition on the following themes: hope, change, community, beauty or relationship.

Could you produce an inspirational image to help protect other children and young people?

Oxford Against Cutting’s youth team is producing a booklet to help professionals start conversations with girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM). The booklet will be written by young people for young people and include the competition winners’ artwork.

Artists are invited to submit entries based on one of the following themes: hope, change, community, beauty or relationships.

All the details

  • Competition artwork will also be displayed at our awareness exhibition at The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford (27 May – 12 June 2015)
  • Entrants must be aged 11-18.
  • Please ensure your name, age, address and telephone number are on the back of your artwork.
  • Please submit your artwork to: Cheney School (reception), Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7QH

  • Competition winners will be announced on 27 May.

  • All artists must collect their work from The North Wall Arts Centre by 3pm on Saturday 13 June

  • Entrants give permission for their work to be displayed or reproduced in associated publicity.

  • Names and ages of competition winners will be disclosed unless you request otherwise.

  • OAC does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to artwork.

  • Enquiries about competition rules should be addressed to

About FGM

Female genital mutilation (sometimes referred to as female circumcision) refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The practice is illegal in the UK. Find out more from  the NHS.